Tennessee football’s 2019 recruiting class is shaping out to be an exceptional class. Maybe it could the class that brings greatest back to Rocky Top.
Jeremy Pruitt and staff have been hard on the recruiting trail, trying to get this thing called Tennessee football back to prominence. Now, recruiting isn’t everything. Butch Jones taught Vol fans that. However, recruiting is important, and the Vols are moving up the national ranking.
Tennessee moved up to No. 13 in the overall rankings according to 247Sports. And, there’s more good news, recruiting isn’t over yet. And, a handful of players were in town for a cookout.
It looked like the players were having a good time. They even were in a picture with coach Pruitt. Here is what quarterback Brian Maurer had to say on Twitter about his time on Rocky Top.
Pictured above is Wanya Morris, Ramel Keyton, Jackson Lampley, Warren Burrell, Elijah Simmons, Brian Maurer, and Sean Brown.
Leading the way for the 2019 class is five-star Wanya Morris. Morris is currently ranked as the No. 7 prospect in the nation and top rated offensive tackle. Every camp that Morris participants in seems to help him climb the rankings. He might move up to No. 1 overall before its all said and done.
Fellow offensive tackle Jackson Lampley is also apart of the 2019 class. If both players sign with the Vols and play as freshmen, the offensive line could be nasty. That’s how you win in the SEC. Nasty up front on both sides of the ball.
And, speaking of nasty. The 6-foot-0.5, 353-pound defensive tackle, Elijah Simmons appears to be as fierce as it gets. Nasty in this context means a flat out stud football player. He looks like a player former coach Phillip Fulmer would have on his teams to play on the defensive line.
We know it’s early and a lot can change, But, Jeremy Pruitt is recruiting players that ‘fit’ his system and it looks like these are the type of players that can get Tennessee back to the top of the SEC.
If Pruitt can add just a couple of more pieces, the 2019 class could easily be a top-ten class. And, I think every Vol fan would take that in his second recruiting class. If Pruitt has taught us anything, it is that he can recruit and the program is in good hands.